Salmon with Basil Tapenade and Lemon Barley Pilaf 7/27/12
French Fridays with Dorie continued…
The last two recipes for this month were a natural together so I prepared them for a single meal. I must say I like the tapenade with the salmon much better than I did for the recipe with lentils a couple of months ago! I made the tapenade with kalamata olives instead of the cured as I always seem to have the kalamata in the pantry. Searing the salmon in a grill pan helped to cook off the white protein that inevitably comes out of the fish if it’s broiled or baked alone.
Instead of barley for the pilaf I used basmati rice. It was a delicious substitute. The fresh lemon zest along with the peppers made this a bright side to the fish.
As we approach the end of July I start to miss summer already, though it won’t officially be over until late September. August seems to worry about it too, as we usually get rainy that month. Guess I will finish up the list of summer ‘to-do’s’ and ‘must reads’, and ‘to watch’ before August slips away nonchalantly….